STOP AND THINK – To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. (Bertrand Russell, 20th century British philosopher)
Doing without is not something we strive for. Most of us have an abundance of things, and what we don’t have, we want, so we work hard to get more stuff. What Russell had in mind might be hard to understand, but being without worthwhile things is a great motivation to work hard to fulfill our dreams. Want to be happy? Work hard.
The Apostle Paul, “We gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.’” (Acts 20:35)